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Enrollment opens for McMaster science of cannabis program The McMaster Centre for Continuing Education is setting the stage for more timely and accessible education
Apr04

Enrollment opens for McMaster science of cannabis program The McMaster Centre for Continuing Education is setting the stage for more timely and accessible education

Photo C/O Grant Holt By: Neda Pirouzmand The university has banned the consumption of cannabis on campus, but the McMaster Centre for Continuing Education, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research and Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medical Cannabis Research have combined efforts to pilot a new “Science of Cannabis” program. Science of cannabis is going to be a three-course program that will meet the needs of health and community...

Tax-free Tuesdays to be scrapped The university is discontinuing the project because it lost revenue during the test launch
Apr03

Tax-free Tuesdays to be scrapped The university is discontinuing the project because it lost revenue during the test launch

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives By: Areej Ali This past November marked the launch of “Tax-Free Tuesdays,” an initiative proposed by McMaster Students Union president Ikram Farah during the 2018 presidential election. The pilot project, created in collaboration with McMaster Hospitality Services, entailed offering students a 13 per cent discount at La Piazza during the month of November. Farah initially created the initiative in...

Bridges launches cards for humanity program McMaster Hospitality Services is piloting a student-based donation program
Apr03

Bridges launches cards for humanity program McMaster Hospitality Services is piloting a student-based donation program

Photo by Kyle West By: Neda Pirouzmand On March 18, Bridges Café unveiled its new “Cards for Humanity” student program. “Cards” refer to one dollar donations that students can make at checkout in the café. Each donation will go towards a future student’s purchase. There is a one hundred dollar cap on donations so that funds do not accumulate. Chris Roberts, director of McMaster Hospitality Services, described the program as...

$3.3 million going toward McMaster humanities and social science research Some projects include reconciliation efforts and the value of sports programs for at-risk youth
Mar28

$3.3 million going toward McMaster humanities and social science research Some projects include reconciliation efforts and the value of sports programs for at-risk youth

Photo by Kyle West By: Saba Manzoor The federal government has awarded $3.3 million in grants to 72 social sciences and humanities researchers at McMaster. These grants are a part of the federal government’s social sciences and humanities research council’s “Insight Development Grant” program. McMaster was one of nearly 80 post-secondary institutions across the country to receive part of the $141 million overall grant funding provided...

SRA passes four policy papers this term The MSU is advocating for mandatory faculty AOP training, accessible pedagogy and investigation into racial profiling
Mar28

SRA passes four policy papers this term The MSU is advocating for mandatory faculty AOP training, accessible pedagogy and investigation into racial profiling

Graphics C/O Sukaina Imam By: Neda Pirouzmand Health and Wellness One of the key issues that the MSU points out in the “Health and Wellness” policy paper is that referrals from the Student Wellness Centre are not tailored to the needs of students. The MSU suggests that the SWC neglects to account for how students will reach community referrals or how much it will cost them. The policy paper brings forward a number of recommendations...